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McMillan, John L. (1898-1979)
Papers, 1938-1972, 8.5 ft.
John Lanneau McMillan represented South Carolina's Sixth District in the U.S. House of Representatives for seventeen consecutive terms between 1939 and 1973. McMillan was called the "Mayor of DC" in recognition of his key role in the management of Washington, D.C., as chairman of the House Committee on the District of Columbia. He served as chair for over twenty years.
Collection Finding Aid (pdf, 10 pages)
The collection's series include General papers, Constituent Service files, Postal Affairs files, Topical files, Clippings, Scrapbooks, and Photographs. Topical files include those on various bills, issues, agencies and locales and are comprised of correspondence, memoranda, publications and press releases, chiefly 1965-1972. Of particular interest are records, 1955-1972, relating to the governance of the District of Columbia. A brief history of the committee under McMillan’s chairmanship is entitled Legislation Relating to the District of Columbia from 1946-1972.